Controlling Plex clients through the Plex Media Server HTTP API
Node module used to control Plex clients. Utilises the Plex Media Server HTTP API/Control.
var PlexControl = require"plex-control"PlexControl;// having Plex Media Server on 192.168.0.1// and client wanting to control with hostname "mac-mini"var control = "192.168.0.1" "mac-mini";// ..or assigning client by IP addresscontrol = "192.168.0.1" "192.168.0.2";
Each command returns a promise which gets resolved when command was delivered successfully by the Plex API or rejected when any error occured.
controlnavigationmoveUpthen// moveUp was successfully communicated to Plexconsoleerr'Error while communicating with HTTP API' err;;
The commands are pretty much self describing and identical to what the HTTP API offers.
What's currently happing on the client?
It resolves to an object representing what's currently playing/paused. The object has lots of details about the given media. Hints of what's available in these gigantic detailed media representations can be found on the XML example on the StatusSessions page in the unofficial Plex API documentation.
controlcurrentlyplayingthenif !resultconsole.log"Nothing is currently playing";elseconsole.log"Currently playing a %s titled: %s"resultattributestyperesultattributestitle;;
- Added the .currently commands
- Major bumped when.js from v2 to v3
- Changed control.on("resolved") to provide the whole plex client object found by hostname or IP, rather than just the IP-address
- Converted all methods to be promise based, rather than callbacks
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